Hlaudi call in big guns for CCMA showdown

JOHANNESBURG – The former SABC corporate affairs boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng wants his job back and he is using old colleagues to speak up for him at his CCMA hearing on Monday. Motsoeneng’s lawyer, Zola Majavu, said the team is gearing up for a rumble in the CCMA ring.

“We are both ready to go into the fight and we are going to argue for reinstatement,” said Majavu

The former minister of communications Faith Mutambi , now Public Service and Administration Minister and former SABC Acting CEO James Aguma, are understood to be preparing to be witnesses in Motsoeneng’s favour in the CCMA . Motsoeneng is fighting a battle to secure his erstwhile position as SABC group executive for corporate affairs.

This position was created specifically to accommodate Motsoeneng after his appointment as COO was set aside by a court of law.

It is rumoured that Aguma will argue that Motsoeneng had not brought the SABC into disrepute because he had given himself permission to hold a press conference.

Aguma, however, could not confirm nor deny that he would be a witness. “I don’t know anything about that. Let the man confirm it himself,” Aguma said, while Motsoeneng said the decision was not final.

He referred all questions to his lawyer Majavu, who stated that they were still discussing the matter.

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